Amanda Gorman: poetry for children
American poet Amanda Gorman touched many of our hearts with her inauguration poem, The Hill We Climb, at President Biden’s inauguration on January 20, 2021
Whether a Democrat, Republican or independent, we all admired the 22-year-old youth poet's laureate words and powerful presence. That day is still remembered by famed cellist Jan Vogler who saw Amanda Gorman on that day over three years ago and this Saturday, February 17th will be joining forces on stage with Gorman at New York's Carnegie Hall to pair Gorman's poetry with the Bach Cello Suites.
The words or Ms. Gorman at the inaguration on January 30, 2021 still ring clear today as she spoke these words
We will not be turned around or interrupted by intimidation because we know our inaction and inertia will be the inheritance of the next generation, become the future.
Our blunders become their burdens.
But one thing is certain.
If we merge mercy with might, and might with right, then love becomes our legacy and change our children’s birthright.
Yes, powerful words for all of us as she implored:
For there is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it.
If only we’re brave enough to be it.
Gorman has had an amazing year and now she has turned her magic with words into a wonderful new book, “Change Sings,” for the youngest of Americans. The book is designed to become an anthem of joy, hope and change for children across this great land.
These words are just a few examples of the messages she is sending to children:
I scream with the skies
of red and blue streamers.
I dream with the cries
of tried-and true dreamers.
We are the wave starting to spring.
For We are the change we sing.
We’re what the world is becoming
And we know it won’t be long.
Watch the video and imagine how this will touch the heart of your children or grandchildren.. And hopefully yours as well. Imagine a new generation of young Americans who are open to the possibilities of living into the dream of our founders
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